what would I do when I retire?


I want to retire in 8-11 years only to get rid of the stress and ridiculous issues that I deal with everyday at the office.

A few minutes ago I thought about this: what would be my retired life like?

It would be free of work related things, I would have some kind of financial stability/security, but then how would I fill my life? What would it be like?

This is an unknown situation. As someone living alone, I probably would need some human interactions. I think I would have a part-time job. That would also give me some pocket money. I can switch jobs easily too if I do not like the environment. That is a relief.

What else?

I think I would travel a little bit with tours. I have no interest in going around the world by myself at that age. Too much stress. Tours, on the other hand, would make this experience easier. I would love to go see the South America and Europe.

What else?

Would I write a novel? Poems? Where would I publish them? Would they be good? If not, why to write at all?

What would I do really??

Would I be free of stress? I think not, but at least I would not have the stress of work. I think I would be stressed about other things.

My health for one. I would probably stressed about health problems. Right now I am free of chronic diseases, but heck, anytime something may show up. So..

Life does not wait and time flies. I think I should stop thinking about retirement and rather focus on how to have a better and more fulfilling life.

What would make me more joyful and fulfilled now, I wonder?

Spending good time with my family. Having laughter. Feeling energized and hopeful for the future. Being more in the moment. Caring less about work and more about my life experiences. Being more positive. Seeing opportunities more. Taking opportunities more. Changing things that do not work. Removing toxic experiences and people from my life. Caring less about money and having less anxiety about future financial well-being. Being more spontaneous. Joking with life. Dancing with life.

Do I want too much?

 

 

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  1. No you don’t want too much! My wish list was very similar when I was approaching retirement. I have done most of the things I wanted to do and realized that some of them weren’t as great as I thought they would be. Others, though, were perfect for me and will be a part of my life as I go forward. It really is a re-engineering of your life and a re-imagining of who you can be.

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  2. Great post. I need to think about what I will do when I retire. I’d do some work too even if it was voluntary. Good idea to work on improving your life now and focus on living in the present.

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  3. Personally, I love being retired. It’s not lost on me how lucky I am to have retired at 58. Not everyone is able to do it. You are the same person….you just have the advantage of enjoying life without the pressure and expectations of others!

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